Must-Have Running Gear
Last year, I published an article containing some of my favorite running gear and within it; I mentioned Temple Tape. If you haven’t heard of it, Temple Tape is a moisture-wicking sweatband for your head. Given that I’m follicly-challenged in some areas of my noggin, this keeps the sweat from running into my eyes and glasses and allows me to not have to wipe my face all the time while I’m running.
Since that time, I’ve continued to wear the brand in several races including an ultra-marathon and marathon. And in both those races and in all the time in between, it has been a must-have piece of running gear for me. I wear it underneath a hat, with wireless headphones and sunglasses, and it has never felt uncomfortable.
Temple Tape comes in 9 colors and is the #1 selling sweatband on Amazon with over 1,200 reviews averaging 4.5 stars. Its slim and lightweight design (weighing less than half an ounce) allows you to wear the sweatband in many situations. Whether you are an athlete, construction worker, chef, or work at any other profession where you sweat a lot, the Temple Tape Sweatband fits easily under a hat or helmet and stays in place even during the most intense of workouts.
Made from 3 different moisture-wicking fabrics including spandex, the Temple Tape Sweatband dries 8x quicker than the average cotton sweatband according to the company. It is amazing at how much sweat they hold without dripping or feeling like you are wearing a big, wet rubber band around your head like the cotton sweatbands. And once it is rung out, it dries fast and doesn’t lose its shape or snugness. The spandex also allows it to stretch to fit larger heads. It is also unisex so one size fits all.
The company itself has sponsored many sports leagues and tournaments and is involved with several charity organizations where they donate and sell their products.
Given the success of the original Temple Tape, they have expanded their product line to include a “pocket edition” sweatband. This model has a pocket which can hold small items such as keys, cash, ID cards or headphones. They sell a bike seat cushion, fleece beanies, a speed jump rope, and replacement watch bands for the Apple Watch. They also offer men’s compression high-performance underwear.
It is by far the best piece of running gear under $10 I have purchased. I have several I rotate and they have kept their shape, elasticity, and work just as well now as when I first bought them about one year ago. I highly recommend the product and since the company offers a 30-day money-back guarantee, you can’t go wrong.
You can purchase Temple Tape through Amazon or through their website. The product is also available in some retail outlets, the main one being Peloton Cycle, and in gyms and yoga studios across the United States including Raffa Yoga and Zoom Cycling.
Disclosure: The link to the products on Amazon are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will make a commission if you click through and make a purchase. I received the product from Temple Tape in exchange for an honest review, however, I purchased it with my own money one year prior.